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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: June 29, 2022
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States

About Me

Gypsy at heart. Most prized possession: dog-eared passport because, oh my, the places I can go! Most adored human: she of the adventurous soul - my delightful, irreverent, 20yo woman-child daughter.

June 25, 2022: I've moved to the pacific northwest a year ago. The weather is definitely not my thing (too much rain and gloom), but I've made lovely friends here and will likely stay awhile. But also very very glad borders are opening and time to dust off my suitcases!

My daughter and I have spent most of her life as expats outside the US. In the past we've lived in Malta, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Ghana, Tanzania, and Australia. And, we travel alot no matter where we live. Our last big trip before covid (summer 2019) we spent 3 months in Greece -- I was working in the refugee camp and she was volunteering at a vet clinic. We'll be up and running as soon as things open up again. Next trips: Morocco with my best friend, and spa week in Mexico with my mom.

Other than being constantly in need of new luggage, I'm a child rights lawyer and researcher. I research and write about child welfare and adoption.

Favorite Crafts

I'm an artist wannabe. I don't have any special talent but I quilt, sew, do various kinds of needlework and have lately gotten into paper crafts.

Favorite Music

1980 hair bands. Shameful but true.

Favorite Books

Huge reader. We've spent most of the last 10 years living in developing countries where there is no such thing as TV -- that suits us fine because we are readers. Outlander fan, but I also like any historical fiction and lawyer/legal thrillers.

I also spend way more time than I should on Crosswords!

Random stuff

Random things that make me happy:

  1. smell of new books
  2. envies big enough to mail postcards -- handmade and plain color storebought to decorate
  3. pens & paper and stationary & stickers
  4. beads & sequins & ribbons and funny/unusual things to attach to mixed media pieces of art
  5. washi
  6. handknitted socks! (or nice cotton/wool ones -- not the synthetic cutesy ones)
  7. Crossword puzzles! (in the US: the ones from the Dollar Store make me happy! Also happy with freebies from the paper, just also include the answers please because I cheat.)
  8. new/unused postcards (not tourist ones)
  9. blank journals/notebooks - especially ones with recycled paper...pages are a little rough like newspaper, not slick & shiny
  10. handmade pottery -- tiles and plates
  11. Nancy Drew
  12. Wooden spoons & aprons
  13. bags -- any kind: small ones for pens and such and tote bags...all kinds of bags (I especially like tote bag people sew -- about the size to roughly what regular plastic bag from a store holds)
  14. Address labels -- for me (info only, including USA; no pics) or blank to send out
  15. sea glass & the ocean & and ocean colors
  16. envies of randomness!
  17. old mags -- I cut them up for stuff so I don't care how new/old they are
  18. paper scraps -- LOVE paper and anything at least as big as a postcard is awesome! . .

THINGS I CAN HAPPILY LIVE WITHOUT:

  1. almost all the isms,
  2. crimes against kids,
  3. horror/gothic/vampire/scary stuff,
  4. smelly lotions & potions,
  5. tv,
  6. spicy food,
  7. caffeine free coke & coffee
  8. cold weather,
  9. make-up & high heels,
  10. fridge magnets, shot glasses, tourist spoons/thimbles, keychains and that sort of thing (even if it is a "requirement" of the swap -no sense wasting your money on it!),
  11. Hello Kitty, kawaii and that sort of thing

IF YOU DON'T GET SOMETHING FROM ME, LET ME KNOW PLEASE.

POSTCARD WISHLIST

Postcard Wishlist: I don't really care what kind of card, but I like interesting images, watercolors, birds & animals (NO SNAKES!), books, maps, clocks, crowns, keys, botanicals, B&W....

Not a fan of tourist cards - truly not my thing.

No Religious, Rude, Crude, or Mean cards please.

Recycling

I like to recycle stuff -- Please don't be offended if I use newspapers or mag pages or other interesting materials for envies and mailers. Thanks!

Email

** Please use the messaging system on SB and not my email account. My email is subject to review by third parties and I'd much rather my personal stuff not mix with my work stuff. Thank you!

Cats

It is possible that my cat, Oddly Bean, will want to send you something as well. She has been known to include a cat hair or two in the envies. I do my best to avoid that -- cost of postage and all -- but she loves to hang out on my desk (the better to see the squirrels in the yard and increase her chances of getting a cuddle). My apologies in advance if my mail arrives with a stray cat hair or two.

2022 Challenge

One of my 2022 challenges is to reuse as much of the SB packaging as I can -- envies and mailers. I want to upcycle envies by adding/re-doing/altering them in fun ways and put them back in the mailbox. Don't be surprised if you receive an envie that looks a little familiar! Open to private swaps with anyone interested in trading a few of these!

Ratings

susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #233 on Jun 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! I love the dogs and the hippies - too funny! Thank you for joining my swap! : )
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thanks so much for a wonderful swap! I loved all the PC's spelling Garden !
Response: VEry welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope and goodies!
Response: Very welcome!
bbsporty rated for WIYM: Blind Envie-June on Jun 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for all the things you included in the blind envie! Such a great assortment!
Response: Very welcome
kydestar rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #9F on Jun 24, 2022
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Comment: Brilliant postcards, thank you!
Response: Very welcome!
kydestar rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #9E on Jun 24, 2022
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Comment: Great postcards, thank you Sheri.
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thanks for the seashell card. I sent the same one to my partner !! I used to shell hunt in Okinawa...miss it lots, don't you? Yes! Great leg toner for sure!!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you Very nice envelopes
Response: very welcome!
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Comment: What a great assortment! Thank you!
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty green envie with the washi decorations. Love the sparkle butterfly stickers/mail stickers and notecard.
Response: very welcome!
Ikat78 rated for MAIL ART - Sender's Choice on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty Orange envie with the butterfly! Also for the tuck ins: Alcatraz pc, mail stickers, and fold up card.
Response: very welcome!
lyssathemermaid rated for UHM: June Pick-2 Happy Mail on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for all the cute stickers and stamps! 🥰
Response: Very welcome
nanadiana rated for AN: World Giraffe Day PC #3 (US) on Jun 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the giraffe pc. I wonder what their horns are for too. Just to make them cuter maybe. :)
Response: Very welcome!
Highlander18 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #43 on Jun 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you very much for the variety of cards, one of them intrigued me. I looked up the city name to find it is in the Netherlands. Thank you also fo the neat happy mail stickers
Response: Very welcome.
Onyx rated for AN: Animal PC + NC + SS #14 (global) on Jun 16, 2022
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Comment: Thanks Sheri! I will send it on to friends who love cats. Hope you have a healthy summer.
Response: Very welcome
Ruthless rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #39 on Jun 15, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. I love the owl and the art print. You made my day!
Response: So glad it arrived, but man, that took forever to get there. Must have been on the slow boat!
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and the stickers!
Response: VEry welcome!
aspens rated for AN: World Oceans Day PC #3 (US) on Jun 14, 2022
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Comment: Really pretty postcard! Thanks so much for sending. I hope you have opportunities to be in your happy place this summer! <3
Response: Very welcome!
Onyx rated for AN: The Big One PC #10 (US) on Jun 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Yellowstone card! I love the National Parks.
Response: Very welcome!
ultracinematik rated for SMSUSA: Stickers & Washi! on Jun 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the washi and variety of stickers.
Response: Very welcome

Rating Overview

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Comments

Zefaniya on Jun 23, 2022:

Thank you for the Who likes tag for postage!

LadyJo on Jun 17, 2022:

Thank you for the Summer Stationary for my WW June wishes! Happy Summer!

BusyB on Jun 10, 2022:

What a fun random envie! My favorite! You are so thoughtful! I will use everything for more happy mail, makes and journals. My husband and I had fun with the optical illusion postcard! :) Thank you! See you again soon in your mailbox! WW June

lindseyjae on Jun 10, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely random envie you sent for my WW June wishlist - I love everything as usual!!!

lindseyjae on May 29, 2022:

Hi Sheri! Thanks so much for the tiny stickers for my May WW - I love them all and cannot wait to use them to decorate my postcards & other mail. Have a great end of your month!

PrincessLeia on May 23, 2022:

Hi Sheri, Thanks for the awesome April RAK! It arrived today with lots of fun things for me to play with! ❤️❤️❤️

groundhogstamper on May 21, 2022:

Thank you so much for the random envie RAK full of fun stuff.

Poohtat on May 21, 2022:

Thank you for the WW May Pink happy mail. So bright and cherry! Happy Swapping

Mimosagirl on May 16, 2022:

Thank you very much for the birthday card and tea! It one of my favorite flavors and the card is beautiful!!! Thank you so much for making my birthday special...WW May

BusyB on May 14, 2022:

Thank you for the birthday card and black cat postcard! WW May

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